In a tell-all book, former ANN7 editor rajesh Sundaram spills the beans on what life was like at the Gupta-owned network and how Zuma really ran the show.
Usually it’s the employees who are the nervous party when a new boss rules the roost, but over at ANN7 they don’t seem to respect poor Jimmy all that much.
Oh dear, trust ANN7 to make an awkward on-air blooper during their coverage of Ahmed Kathrada’s condition from earlier this week.
It has only been a week since Thuli Madonsela’s successor has been in office, yet she has already made some changes. And there’s one that reveals a lot about what’s to come.
2015 was another year filled to the rafters with on-air gaffes that will make these anchors cringe. Luckily we can just sit back and enjoy.
The ANC might not own every corporate business in the country, but they sure do hold hands with a few and let them get away with just as much.
Oh no, they’ve only gone and done it again. Here we have ANN7 reinventing the map of Cape Town, with The New Age jumping on the bandwagon.
Remember the accusations that some Gupta TV (ANN7) staff were working with holiday visas? Remember Gupta TV denied the allegations? Well those staff have been kicked out of SA..
Remember Rajesh Sundaram, the former ANN7 senior editor who said he feared for his life after quitting the Gupta-founded news network? Well now he has plans to pen a tell-all book about the dreadful three months he spent working at ANN7. The book will be called ‘Indentured’.
The Department of Home Affairs has confirmed it has launched an investigation into the visa irregularities at the Gupta-owned 24-hour news channel, Africa News Network 7 (ANN7), or if you prefer, Gupta-TV.
If you think Francois Louw, the Springbok rugby player looks ANYTHING like the main picture here, you’d be wrong. Not only is his hair different, but every other aspect of his face. What the hell is going on?
The Daily Maverick have come up with some ideas for future programming on Gupta founded ANN7. In this hilarious article they outline their exciting plans for the network ANN7 take note, there is some broadcasting gold here.
Deshnee Subramany and Mmanaledi Mataboge from Mail & Guardian discuss a former ANN7 editor who says he fears for his life. They discuss allegations of political interference at ANN7, threats against staff and secret meetings between Jacob Zuma and Atul Gupta.
Former ANN7 consulting editor, Rajesh Sundaram, says he fears for his life after resigning from the Gupta- founded network in a media expose. When Sundaram quit the network, he says he was threatened by a bodyguard, offered a menial severance package and his hotel room was coincidentall burgled.
Good morning. The sun has risen once more, so obviously there’s yet another balls-up from our favourite news channel, ANN7. Check it out. After the Gupta TV production team slipped up yet again and failed to play the audio for a segment, the on-screen presenter had enough. Instead of hearing music overlay of the news segment we hear a clearly frustrated, “Hayibo, guys!”
Sheena DEEPnarain was a model and even a cheerleader, but now she works for Gupta-TV. She has penned an open letter, following the disastrous start ANN7 received last week. Here it is.
A little skim over the comments under the various Gupta TV fail videos, reveals a minority rooting for the presenters – saying it’s not their fault. Blaming rather the production team or the teleprompter operator. To those commentators, I have this to say to you.
One can only imagine that the executive producer of this hot mess is reaching Hitler/Bunker levels of desperation, as the misery storm that is Africa News Network 7 continues to spiral toward the earth – a fuselage without wings, captained by a corpse. CLICK HERE and HERE… AND HERE for yesterday’s ANN7 fails. Do you work […]
Which means that it’s sitting somewhere on a scale between “appalling” and “this is a spoof commissioned by a reddit subthread”. We particularly enjoyed the neat categorisation of the clueless housewife, gaming asian guy, and bored porn addict/ponzi scheme architect.
We trust you caught the last Gupta-TV sports report clip we posted (here), which was incredibly amazing. But I’m afraid it does not compare to this one. This is very special.
Africa News Network 7, or ANN7 for short, launched last night complete with Zulu dancers, a Zahara solo and complete confusion on Twitter. ANN7 is the brand new 24-hour news channel on DStv, funded by the Gupta family.
The Gupta-funded ANN7 news network launched last night, and we can confirm that the tremendous failure of a launch event that was largely defined by dead air has spilled over into their regular bulletins. In this wonderful clip, a ANN7 sports anchor refers to Australian cricket captain, Michael Clarke, as “Michelle”.
This runaway-train-on-fire is reaching such exquisite levels of ineptitude that we are now wholly convinced that the entire enterprise is a subversive satirical comedy channel to rival the best in the world. Take this ANN7 job ad, for example.
Chantal Rutter Dros, famous for her work on eNews and Carte Blanche, will be the face of the primetime news on ANN7, the new 24-hour news channel on DStv. ANN7 is backed by the powerful and politically connected Gupta family, and has Jacob Zuma’s son, Duduzane, as an investor.